Bible Verses about Satan as Source of Persecution
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
2 Corinthians 4:4
whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,
2 Timothy 3:12
Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.